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The spirits of dead Indians are haunting a couple's house, and they call in an exorcist, whose trademark is a black whip, to get rid of them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Lash La Rue ... Ranger Girard (as Lash LaRue)
Anna Lane Tatum ... Beth

Cynthia Bailey ... Tammie
Mary Dalton ... Mary
Paul Holman ... Uncle Earl Coleman
Cynthia Farbman ... Lynn Evans
Marc Matney ... Craig Evans
Tony Shaw ... David Cody
Robert Bushyhead ... John "Four Eagles" Cody
Suzie Martin ... Suzan

Dean Jones ... Alan
Steve Templeton ... Dallas
Page Elizabeth Ray ... Page
Eric Mikesall ... Cletus

Tony Elwood ... Courthouse Student
Don Dahler ... Photographer #1
Jeff Johnson ... Photographer #2
Peter Deane ... TV News Voice (voice)
Ralph Shaw ... TV News Voice (voice)
Janet Harllee ... Beth's Friend
Dave Plyter ... Mr. Evans
Howard Martin ... Churchman #1
Steve Idol ... Churchman #2
Sammy Fulp ... Minister
Cary Wolfe ... Fisherman's Son
Barbara Hill ... Fisherman's Wife
Ray Speight ... Man Shooting Fish
John G. Wolfe III ... Attorney (as John Wolfe)
Jerry Whittington ... Sammy
Lars Lundgren ... Housing Inspector
Robin Doby ... Waitress
David Hill ... Police Inspector
Neal Stockton ... Police Inspector
Stuart Watson ... Wolfeye
Mighty Joe Coltrane ... The Toltecs: Archer
Jerry Montgomery ... The Toltecs: Tomahawk
Sherwood Jones ... The Toltecs: Dim

Directed by
Phil Smoot 
 
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Phil Smoot 

Produced by
Lash La Rue .... executive producer (as Lash LaRue)
Phil Smoot .... producer
George B. Walker .... producer
John G. Wolfe III .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Deane 
Matt Kendrick 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Hughen 
 
Film Editing by
Sherwood Jones 
 
Art Direction by
Dean Jones 
 
Makeup Department
Tony Elwood .... makeup supervisor
Dean Jones .... special makeup effects artist
Mark Kimray .... assistant makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Brad Hinkle .... sound effects recordist
Sherwood Jones .... sound editor
Jim Langwell .... sound mixer
Richard Stephens .... sound recordist
Jerry Whittington .... sound effects editor
 
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Tony Elwood .... prosthetic effects
Dean Jones .... prosthetic effects
 
Stunts
Jerry Montgomery .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Cely .... gaffer (as Don B. Cely)
Mighty Joe Coltrane .... dolly grip (as Joe Coltrane)
Rocky Greer .... grip
Robbie Roberts .... assistant camera
Stuart Watson .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marcy Bethel .... costumes
Jane Wiley .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Jim Finn .... negative cutter
Lawrence Mischel .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Mary Dalton .... location coordinator
Mary Dalton .... production coordinator
Tony Elwood .... prosthetic effects
Dean Jones .... prosthetic effects
Mary Stafford .... location coordinator
Jerry Whittington .... post-production equipment
 

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UK:78 min
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Mary:Of course, some girls might be a little crazier about whips than others.
Ranger Girard:You know about my whip?
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References The Blues Brothers (1980)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Ultimate cheese-fest, 5 March 2006
Author: Tikkin from United Kingdom

Wow, what a cheesy movie this is! It starts off looking like it's gonna be a backwoods slasher, with the camera following dogs running through the woods. It then gets a bit boring and follows the story of some girls moving into some house haunted by Indian spirits. We then get plenty of shots of one partially clad girl and another naked girl in the bath. It suddenly gets really cheesy when the "Zombie Indians" arise from the earth and start terrorising the girls. We even get a samurai Indian.

This movie starts off pretty boring although I did find the story of the four Indians who buried themselves alive quite interesting. Once the Indian zombies (or whatever you want to call them for they aren't technically zombies) start terrorising the girls is when all the fun begins. This is not a special flick and can't be taken seriously, it's just something fun to watch when you're bored or when you're drinking with friends. I can't help thinking though that it would have worked better as a short story because the first half is tediously boring.

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